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Coffeepot

A work made of porcelain.

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  • A work made of porcelain.

Date:

1971

Artist:

Jack Eugene Earl
American, born 1934
Lakeview, Ohio

About this artwork

The early work of Ohio ceramist Jack Earl drew inspiration from 18th- and 19-century European porcelains, and this coffeepot quotes historical ceramic wares in its material, form, and ornament. The whimsical addition of a girl and dog clutching the lid, however, brings an element of play to an otherwise conventional object. Earl’s title—My girl is a nice girl she’s not too pretty, but she is real nice. We went swimming off by ourselves one time and she fell down and hurt her leg. I should have known then but it was too late and I guess she could have done better—was a device frequently employed by the artist and references the people and scenes of rural Ohio.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Americas

Artist

Jack Eugene Earl

Title

Coffeepot

Place

Lakeview (Object made in)

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1971

Medium

Porcelain

Dimensions

H.: 26.7 cm (10 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Bunty and Tom Armstrong

Reference Number

1986.1062a-b

Extended information about this artwork

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